Company Paid Training And Their Vested Interest

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Big T's Comment
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I thought I'd share a couple examples of the vested interest companies have in students and why it matters.

In a previous post I discussed a student that went through our program and failed. It would have been easy to just let him go, but instead he was given more training and passed. Had the company not had a vested interest in his success there would not be any real benefit to expending more resources in the hopes he would pass.

Currently I have a student that had been struggling with production. In two weeks he hasn't managed a ten hour shift. Most of the shifts have been between six and seven hours. To top it off he is dealing with some health issues.

Once again it would be easy and understandable for a company to decide he isn't worth the resources. Instead he is in a hotel on their dime so that he can see a doctor and then they can discuss the production issues.

If either of these drivers had come from outside schools there would be little incentive to spend the additional resources.

G-Town's Comment
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This is really good Big T!

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Big T

Thanks for sharing this story with us. In so many ways I wish I had gone that route. But I'm rolling the long highways anyway with Swift refer div.


Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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This is so true. I once had one of the safety/training guys say to me, " See that guy over there? This is his fourth time trying to upgrade, he'll probably get it today. The only reason he was given so many chances was because he went through our training and we have a vested interest in him." This is a very good reason to go with Paid CDL Training Programs. Sure you have to work a contract. That year flies by. There is a larger learning curve granted to those who went through the company's training program.


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  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
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